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. you know where the wet weather is. eric? >> a controversial law enforcement expert is now officially a consultant to the oakland police department. the city council voted to hire bill bratton in a raucous meeting that ran into the wee hours of the morning. >> it was not close vote. the council voted 7-1 in favor of bringing william bratton to oakland. before the vote, the city council got an earful. the public comment session started at 10:00. they did not vote until 2:30 this morning. bratton is controversial because he supported "stop and frisk" tactic. some worry that leads to racial profiling. supporters say bratton improved new york and los angeles when he worked in those cities. oakland needs his help. >> crime went down in los angeles and he helped to get minority people working. the complaint levels went down in that city. it was a change for the good and for the better. >> you keep pouring money into people from identified of our community to solve the problems of violence in our community. violence is a language of the unheard so you need to start listening to the people wh
.s. corporations were the targets of fewer fraud lawsuits by investors in 2012. a stanford law study shows there were 152 cases that requested can class-action status. that's the lowest number in seven years. a securities lawyer says there may be fewer cases now because of a dropoff in the number of disruptions like the burst of the tech bubble or the 2008 financial crisis. >>> the head of j.p. morgan chase is apologizing to shareholders again. ceo jamie diamond told them he's sorry for the pain caused by a loss caused by a single trader. dimon calls this a terrible mistake but adds life goes on. his pay was cut in half because of the incident. >>> there is a recall of seven varieties of pizza may by a berkeley company. tiny -- tiny pieces of metal may be in the crust of its home grown pizzas. there are no reported cases but they don't want to take any chances. anyone who has one should return it to the store for full refund. >>> repair work is underway on the eastern tower of the bay bridge. that tower was damaged earlier this month when an empty oil tanker grazed it while heading out to
into the new crossing. smart's attorney say that's the law. >> private crossing, by definition benefit only private parties. therefore the private parties must bear the expense. >> do you think there is a way that it could be publicly funded? >> we haven't investigated all those pieces yet. and again that goes back to where my vote was coming from. >> reporter: county supervisor david rabid also sits on the smart board. he voted against eminent domain. >> this is the first of many that will occur throughout our county and marin county that we need to do it the right way. we need to be good neighbors. >> reporter: there are more than 100 cross information smart's path. some will face the same challenge. >> there is very little interpretation. we are under a mandate as a public agency. we are stewards for public funds. there is a constitutional prohibition against gifting public funds to private entities. >> reporter: what's fair? who's to say. it's a bit like asking which came first, the chicken or the egg. the property owners precede smart
for congress to pass tighter gun control laws. in washington, i'm tory dunnan. >> pam: the california state university system says it needs about a quarter billion dollars more in state funding. than what governor brown is proposing in his latest budget. university officials say they need 371-million dollars for the upcoming academic year to pay for salary raises. maintenance and equipment. brown wants to give the 23- campus system 125-million extra. 10-million of which would be used to expand online education. he says getting the extra funding would be a tough sell to the state legislature. >> good news for silicon valley and the tech sector today mountain view based-google reports fourth quarter earnings and beat analyst expectations by more than 14-billion dollars in revenue. that is up 36 percent from the previous year, giving google its first-ever 50 billion dollar year. google generated 51 billion in 2012, up from 37 billion in 2011. fuelled largly by it's venture into internet advertising. >> jacqueline: wheeler corp. to seek changes we have seen dry and mild weather but changes. as
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